5 foolproof conversation starters

You’ve put in the hard yards. You’ve been swiping left and right for a while and you’ve finally matched with a few potential dates.

But now it’s time to break the ice and go in strong with the perfect conversation starter. Sure, you could put in minimal effort and keep it simple with a – hi, how are you? But let’s be honest, that’s unlikely to capture your date’s attention or inspire them to connect on a more soulful level.

The key is to pique their interest while also giving them a little sneak peek into your personality. Here are a few of our fave conversation starters – that we promise will get a response…

#1 – When you go out for dinner, do you look at the dessert menu first or second?
Let’s be honest, if you’re a sweet tooth, you want to know that the guy (or gal) you’re potentially dating is happy to share an ice cream sundae with you. It’s best to weed out those savoury palettes early on.

#2 – What movie could you watch over and over again?
This may seem like a pretty trivial question but you can tell a lot about someone from their taste in movies. Also, if things go well on your date and you end up snuggled up on the couch with this person, you want to make sure you’re not watching Dude, Where’s My Car? on repeat… until the end of time.

#3 – Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza?
Most people would agree, there are two types of people in this world – those who love a bit of the old pineapple on their pizza, and those who don’t. If you disagree on this fundamental pizza foundation, it’s never going to work.

#4 – Are you a sock, sock, shoe, shoe person? Or a sock, shoe, sock, shoe person?
Believe me… until today, we didn’t even know this was a thing. But having been enlightened on the subject by a dear friend, it spurred a LOT of conversation. Still not sure what this means? Next time you’re popping on your shoes, take note of the order in which you dress your feet. Sock, sock, shoe, shoe… or sock, shoe, sock, shoe. You get the point.

#5 – Would you rather fight 50 duck-sized horses? Or, one horse-sized duck?
If that’s not going to get you chatting, we don’t know what will.

If you’ve got a great conversation starter we need to know about, drop us a note below… and if you need a hand with your dating app bio (because you’re